How to Sew a Flap for a Pocket

Need to close a pocket? With this wikiHow you can learn a quick way to create a buttoned flap.

Steps

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    Measure the width of your pocket.
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    Cut a small rectangular piece of fabric to the same width, allowing for an extra half-inch on all sides for seam allowances.
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    With right sides together, stitch three sides of the flap.
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    Turn the flap right side out.
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    At the open end of the flap, fold a half-inch of fabric to the inside.
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    Machine stitch the opening edges together/shut.
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    Iron the flap flat.
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    Align and pin the flap just above the pocket.
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    Stitch across the top of the flap to secure it in place.

Tips

  • Seam allowance is the amount of fabric that extends beyond the stitching.
  • Add a buttonhole and button.

    • Place a strip of iron-on interfacing within the flap.
    • Once assembled, add a buttonhole to the lower center of the flap.
    • Attach the flap over the pocket.
    • Attach a button, to the pocket. beneath the buttonhole.

Things You'll Need

  • Garment with a pocket
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Matching thread
  • Common pins
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron-on interfacing (optional)
  • Button (optional)

Article Info

Categories: Sewing Clothes